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102 The Beach

(Ref. 1140597)

Snettisham, Norfolk Show on map

3.9

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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  • property (10)
  • welcome (8)
  • lovely (8)
  • location (8)
  • electric (7)
  • owner (7)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "We went for the setting and location and it was fantastic."

    Sitting on deck or in sunlounge watching the tide and seabird murmurations was unbeatable. The owners were very generous with a lovely welcome hamper and note and there were some lovely touches. The description was accurate so we were prepared for the issues with electricity and heating and these did not spoil a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Apr 2024

  • "Pros: location; very comfortable bed; clean working shower, sink and toilet."

    Cons: not a charming property; log burner insufficient to warm property at this time of year; sofa was uncomfortable; grubby towels; black mould on some ceilings; insufficient information about how gas fridge and calor gas heater worked.

    Reviewed by Christopher2.5Mar 2024

  • "What an excellent location."

    Fabulous walks and so many birds to see! The Sun room and decking were great places to relax and watch the changing tides and birds and even the digger and lorries that were busy repairing the sea defences. The Welcome Pack was a nice gesture. Host was helpful and responsive bringing a tin opener, logs and sorting the calor gas heater. I was prepared for limited electricity and heating (I did have envy of other nearby properties with larger solar panels!), what I wasn't prepared for was the extreme damp and wetness overnight! Bedding was cold and wet every morning (I bought a fleece quilt cover to dry it off quicker) and towels were not drying. The Welcome Pack of logs and one calor gas heater that you have to refill, if runs out, is not sufficient for such a damp property.

    Reviewed by Alison2.2Mar 2024

  • "The property was as described in the description and the owner obviously has put a lot of TLC into the property and left a very generous welcome pack BUT unfortunately the level of comfort was well below par given that the heating arrangements were virtually non existent (the woodburning stove as to small and there were very few logs,) and there was no gas in the gas fire bottle."

    The lighting was as described but we found totally inadequate. Granted there were no mains but there was no proper off grid lighting system installed. we only stayed the one night. we felt that the property should only be offered to let in summer time when it would be ideal. The fact that there were very few properties occupied in the vicinity speaks volumes!

    Reviewed by Hugh3.1Feb 2024

  • "Had a lovely week, the solar electricity is a bit unpredictable but there were plenty of torches so not a problem for us, we were just happy to be in such a quiet peaceful place."

    Amazing birdlife and sunsets.

    Reviewed by Edna5.0Jan 2024

  • "This little property is in a magical position with front seats to watch the constantly changing big skies of Norfolk, the tides and amazing bird life."

    A friend and I stayed at 102 at one of the coldest times of the year. Ice on The Wash. We had gone prepared with lots of layers, camping lanterns, reading torches, books etc and it turned out to be a very special glamping experience. We did not miss the electricity once we adopted the glamping attitude! The little woodburner got through logs quickly and the owner was quick to respond to our request for more, The calor gas heater kept us cosy in the ‘conservatory’. We have already told friends about this unique little place and are looking forward to returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Liz4.1Jan 2024

  • "The good points were that we had a wonderful welcome pack, and welcome card handwritten by the owner."

    She had also lit the log burner for us. The property was clean and the bed was very comfortable. It was in a fantastic situation for watching the birds on the Wash. The non-so-good points were that the lighting was too dim to read by, and then went off after about an hour on the first night, and 10 minutes on the second night. Despite keeping the fire lit, the property did not get about 12 deg C. We knew the electrics were 9V but did not expect to be unable to see for two evenings. We gave up and moved out into a Travelodge for the 3rd night.

    Reviewed by Miriam2.5Jan 2024

  • "Lovely Place Peaceful and Beautiful Views"

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Jan 2024

  • "I have made a complaint regarding this property."

    We stayed one night then returned home. The property was listed as having a log burner and electric heating. It had neither. On arrival we found the only heating a small calorgas fire. In the evening the electricity went off. Complained to the owner the following morning.to be told this happened a lot as it was via solar panels !! As yet no word from Sykes of apology or refund. Still waiting ! J. Potter

    Reviewed by James2.2Dec 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay with beautiful views and vistas."

    We enjoyed very much seeing the geese flying over morning and night and watching flicks of birds on the shore. The property was comfortable and warm and the owner helpfully supplied a gas heater as the wood stove couldn’t be used. The bed was warm and cosy The kitchen was equipped with what was needed - although the lights in the kitchen were a bit dim for evening cooking. We didn’t mind though - as gourmet cooking was not what we were expecting to do. The welcome hamper was really lovely with delicious treats as well as basics. This place is a gem for its situation alone and is obviously much loved. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent, perfect place to relax and unwind."

    Everything you need is there and a very generous welcome hamper provided. Peace and tranquility, wildlife and beach views and walks, great location.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely situated property, ideal for the sunsets and murmurations."

    We had everything we needed for a long weekend break, the hamper was a lovely welcome. My dog enjoyed the walks along the beach and round the lakes.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely location for peace and quiet."

    On the seafront for great walks along the beach.Has everything you need for a comfortable stay and well equipped kitchen. We had a fabulous week.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Oct 2023

  • "Perfect for a peaceful break away with my four legged companions."

    Fabulous location. Lots of beach walks and relaxing on the decking taking in the spectacular view. Facilities are limited (as described) but perfectly adequate. No issue with no Wi-Fi. But if there is a possibility to provide phone charging facilities this would be a very useful addition. Definitely returning,

    Reviewed by Clare3.8Sep 2023

  • "Perfect location for a short getaway."

    Lovely welcome hamper from the owner, and amazing views from the sun room.

    Reviewed by David3.8Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is in a fantastic position, so quiet, close to the sea, a great footpath to the reserve or the beach."

    Bird life is amazing. Sunset glorious! Cottage has no mains electricity, so TV limited, unable to charge phone, nice and quiet! 9v lights etc. Great outside seating area with views.

    Reviewed by Mary3.8Sep 2023

  • "A lovely little place to stay, really quiet and peaceful, the owner Kate was great."

    Could do with a lick of paint outside and some 12 volt usb sockets installing but I believe the property is new to the owner and is an ongoing project, would have been great to use the rowing boat but it was buried under blackberries, this wouldn’t stop us returning though. Enjoyed our stay immensely.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful location and a great place to relax and unwind."

    You are basically going "off the grid" but we really appreciated this with glorious sunsets and seabird murmurations to entertain us in the evenings. Storage space for food and drink was limited but easy to work around once you got used to it. Like a static caravan, this property is hot in the daytime but gets chilly overnight. A great stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Phil3.8Aug 2023

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One family bedroom with king-size bed and single bed, and Jack-and-Jill access to shower room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen and sitting area with woodburning stove and sofa bed
  • Sunroom/dining room
  • 9v elec in prop but this is run solely on solar panels - weather dependant
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge with ice box
  • TV
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, picnic bench, and shed
  • Decking with furniture
  • Well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach <0.1 mile
  • Note: Due to the beachside location, the electrics are 9V
  • Note: Phones may not be able to be charged due to the low voltage electrics
  • Note: There are steps up to the sun/dining room
  • Note: This property does not have WiFi
  • Note: This property does not have a microwave, electric kettle or toaster; water is to be boiled on the hob and toast can be made using the grill
  • Note: Due to location the track to reach the property is not suitable for low profile vehicles

The property

102 The Beach is a charming holiday home, sitting in a prime position on Snettisham beach in Norfolk.

With sea views, an RSPB reserve on the doorstep, and off-road parking, this property makes a most suitable base from which to explore East Anglia as a group of friends or a family of three.

Step inside and find the open-plan living room and kitchen, home to a woodburning stove to keep you warm in the cooler months, and a kitchen equipped with a gas oven and hob for your home-cooked meals.

Take the steps up to the sun/dining room where you can enjoy the sea views while dining on delicious meals, or make your way out to the decking for some evening drinks.

From here, you can head down the steps to the side garden, perfect for enjoying a picnic or popping your bikes into the secure shed for storage.

Back inside, freshen up in the shower room before jumping into either the king-size or single bed to rest ahead of a day of adventure.

The property is perfectly situated for a walk along the beach or a little further to a good fish and chip shop for supper when you don’t feel like cooking.

You can even find a handful of shops and pubs within walking distance on the nearby caravan sites, while further inland in the village of Snettisham, you can enjoy refreshments at the pubs, a pharmacy, an antiques and collectables centre with a coffee shop, and several other amenities, or a simply savour a dinner at the local bistro.

Birdwatchers will love the abundance of natural wildlife in the area, with numerous RSPB attractions from the doorstep while those looking for sand, and sometimes sun, can explore the coast and stunning beaches of Holme, Holkham and Blakeney.

History buffs of your group may want to make their way around the National Trust’s Oxborough and Blickling Hall, and Sandringham House and Gardens, all within reach of the property.

For a livelier day out, there is also easy access to the historic cities of Norwich, Cambridge, and Ely, and also just a scenic drive to The Broads.

Getaway to 102 The Beach at any time of year!

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About the location

SNETTISHAM

Heacham 3 miles; Royal Sandringham 4 miles; Hunstanton 5 miles.

Snettisham is a traditional Norfolk village, with many of its houses built from the local iron-rich carr stone, which has an attractive golden-brown colouring. Due to this, the buildings are known locally as “gingerbread houses”. Village amenities include general stores, a Post Office, 2 inns, a bistro and a regular bus service to the bustling, family-friendly seaside resort of Hunstanton and historic King’s Lynn. The church of St Mary sits alone on top of the hill and is certainly worthy of a look inside at the exquisitely decorated tracery flowers on the west window. There is an RSPB bird sanctuary close to the beach, which is three miles away, and the ancient Peddars Way public footpath runs near to the village. Park Farm is on the edge of the village, and is a working farm with year-round activities for all the family, including a 45-minute “deer safari” and the chance to feed some of the animals. The Royal Estate of Sandringham, whose impressive house, gardens and church are open to the public, is nearby, as are the plant farm, tea rooms and gift shop at Norfolk Lavender, England's premier lavender farm.

Note: Due to the beachside location, the electrics are 9V.
Note: Phones may not be able to be charged due to the low voltage electrics.
Note: There are steps up to the sun/dining room.
Note: This property does not have WiFi.
Note: This property does not have a microwave, electric kettle or toaster; water is to be boiled on the hob and toast can be made using the grill.
Note: Due to location the track to reach the property is not suitable for low profile vehicles

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas